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Plea filed in Calcutta HC seeking action against Mamata Banerjee's 'judges purchased' remark
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Plea filed in Calcutta HC seeking action against Mamata Banerjee's 'judges purchased' remark

| @indiablooms | 26 Apr 2024, 12:00 am

Kolkata/IBNS: Senior Advocate Bikash Ranjan Bhattacharya approached the Calcutta High Court Friday seeking suo moto cognizance of remarks allegedly made by Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in which she called judges biased and said they 'had been purchased.'

These remarks came in the aftermath of a High Court ruling that cancelled the appointment of over 25,000 teaching and non-teaching staff in connection with the infamous cash-for-jobs scam.

The plea was placed before a division bench of Chief Justice TS Sivagnanam and Justice Hiranmay Bhattacharya.

"This is criminal contempt, I am submitting the newspaper reports. I am praying this is taken cognisance of since the AG will not give consent. She is saying the entire HC has been sold. We do cases with a lot of difficulties.

"Judges hear us at great length and then pass orders. She has said the court has been purchased, judges are biased. Everyone is laughing at us, this has put us into ridicule. These are persistent attempts just to ridicule the HC," Bhattacharya said.

He submitted newspaper clippings from regional and national newspapers covering the CM's remarks.

Another plea was also filed challenging the same remarks made by the CM.

The court has directed for affidavits to be filed in the matter and has listed it for hearing.

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